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Special Education Transportation

Transportation services are available for Special Education students.  Eligibility for this service is determined in the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).  If you are unsure if your student has been authorized to receive transportation services, please contact the Special Education Department at (510) 659-2569.

Please review the Special Education Parent and Driver Handbook (last revised August 2022).


Applications Required for Each School Term

New applications for transportation services must be submitted for each school term (regular school year and summer school/extended school year).  Requests for transportation services do not carry over.  Failure to submit applications before posted deadlines will result in processing delays.

Applications for summer school/extended school year (ESY) are typically distributed to eligible families in the spring. Applications for regular school year are mailed to eligible families in the summer.  For continuous service throughout the year, you must submit both applications before their deadlines.


Processing Time

Typically, it can take up to ten (10) business days to process new applications and changes to existing service.  Parents/guardians are responsible for providing transportation for their students until advised by the Transportation Department that service is ready to begin.  To prevent processing delays, parents/guardians should:

  • Submit applications for transportation service before posted deadlines
  • Notify their student’s school and the Transportation Department immediately if there is a change of address
  • Contact the Transportation Department immediately to request any changes in service


Address Changes

Address changes must be made IN WRITING to the Special Education Coordinator, Beatriz Figueroa, via email, fax, or in person at the Transportation Department office.  Address changes reported by phone will not be processed.



Due to a school bus driver shortage, transportation services for your student may be provided by a contractor.  Presently, FUSD utilizes the services of Pawar Transportation and Student Transportation of America (STA) to assist with transporting FUSD students to and from school.

Parents/guardians will be notified if their student’s transportation services will be provided by a contractor.



Parents/guardians who prefer to transport their students themselves and would like to sign up for mileage reimbursement should contact Lorena Ramirez in the Special Education Department at (510) 657-2350 ext. 12227.



Fremont Unified School District
Dispatch 510-657-1450 ext. 13147
Beatriz Figueroa, Office Assistant 3 / Special Education Coordinator 510-657-1450 ext. 13103
Special Education Department 510-659-2569


Pawar Transportation - Dispatch 925-788-8086
Student Transportation of America (STA) 408-780-2562